While thinking about which high school courses for construction you should take, your math courses will be especially important if you are considering a career in construction. Take Algebra and practice skills like basic calculations, reading a ruler, and understanding fractions. The skilled trades will want you to have a good understanding of reading, language, and science as well. Most trade application processes require passing test scores, so your reading, math, and language ACT scores will be important. Take the opportunity to enroll in any career and technical education classes such as welding. Reach out to WRTP|BIG STEP for training opportunities as well. Interested in what a career in union construction has to offer? Learn more about becoming a union tradesperson in construction at buildingadvantage.org/.